Friday, February 28, 2014

CHL Friday Night Hockey Returns to Sportsnet February 28

Press Release

Sportsnet today announced the remaining regular season broadcast schedule for Friday Night Hockey, featuring three hard-hitting Canadian Hockey League match-ups as teams gear up for the 2014 CHL Playoffs and 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup (Please see full broadcast schedule below).

Sportsnet’s Friday Night Hockey resumes tonight with an OHL showdown as the London Knights host the Owen Sound Attack at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific. Host Rob Faulds will be joined in-studio by analyst Damien Cox , while play-by-play commentator RJ Broadhead and analyst Sam Cosentino will call the game from Budweiser Gardens in London, ON.

On Friday, March 7, the Oshawa Generals take on the Kingston Frontenacs at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario and Pacific. Faulds and Cox will host and provide analysis, respectively, while Broadhead and Cosentino hit the broadcast booth in Kingston to call the game.

Sportsnet wraps up its 2013-14 regular season Friday Night Hockey schedule on Friday, March 14 with a WHL match-up featuring the first place Kelowna Rockets taking on the Vancouver Giants at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet ONE. Broadhead and Cosentino will call the game, while HOCKEY CENTRAL provides pre-game, intermission and post-game analysis, scores, interviews and features.

Home to the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup, Sportsnet will broadcast a Friday Night Hockey game every Friday night during the 2013-14 regular season and playoffs. Sportsnet will announce its 2014 Friday Night Hockey playoff schedule in the coming weeks.

Sportsnet’s Remaining 2013-14 CHL Regular Season Broadcast Schedule

Friday, Feb. 28

    Owen Sound @ London, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific)

Friday, March 7

    Oshawa @ Kingston, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT (Sportsnet East, Ontario and Pacific)

Friday, March 14

    Kelowna @ Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE)

 Last week the Canadian Hockey League and Sportsnet announced a 12-year partnership extension through the 2025-26 CHL season, continuing Sportsnet’s tradition as the exclusive broadcaster of the CHL and MasterCard Memorial Cup in Canada.

The new agreement, which begins with the 2014/15 season, features a comprehensive suite of multimedia rights including television, online and mobile, delivering more than 50 CHL games each year, including CHL playoff games and the MasterCard Memorial Cup.

Sportsnet has been broadcasting CHL games since the network’s inception in 1998.

In addition, Sportsnet announced a 12-year sub-licensing agreement with TVA Sports for exclusive French-language multiplatform rights for CHL games, beginning with the 2014/15 season.

The announcement strengthens Sportsnet’s hockey leadership in Canada and complements Rogers’s 12-year partnership with the NHL, which also begins with the 2014-15 season. Beginning in 2014-15, Sportsnet is the official national broadcast partner of the CHL and NHL, and is also the regional broadcaster of the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Vancouver Canucks.

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